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In The Weeds: Throwback Attacks

You can't hide from the truth or truthers!

You can’t hide from the truth or truthers!

James Madison, America’s fourth President, “father of the Constitution” and author of the Bill of Rights is considered a founding father hero by many. It was Madison who wrote, among many amendments,  the 10th  Amendment which says powers not granted to the federal government by the Constitution, nor prohibited to the States, are reserved to the States or the people, a rally cry of many limited government conservatives. The Madison Project is a PAC which works to get conservative Republicans elected to Congress, specifically in Red States. It’s safe to say that the Tea Party, people who use the term “rino,” and anyone who says “I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative” hails James Madison as a hero.

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Cloture!? You’re talking about cloture!?

This is the first post to a new series here on The Midwest Wing called “In The Weeds”. This series will highlight a campaign or political party (not going to lie, it’ll mostly be Republicans) that is finding itself in the weeds on an issue. I’ll do my best to make this a weekly post.

A little background first though on these posts. I want to write them because in the 24 hour news cycle and information age of social media, campaigns, political parties, and their supporters can find themselves stuck in the weeds on an issue. Sadly, this has a negative effect on the entire political process and does nothing to help the low information voters that typically dominate general election turnout make a reasonable decision come Election Day. So the rationale is this: if we point out that people are in the weeds, maybe they won’t get into them as often.

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Student Loan Debate

When student loan interest rates were temporarily reduced from 6.8%to 3.4% a few years ago, it was to relieve those who had subsidized Stafford loans during tough economic times. The problem with giving temporary relief to group of individuals who are relatively new to creating personal budgets (recent college graduates) is that they rarely ever prepare for when the temporary relief ends. However, the idea of offering temporary relief in this case was that the economy was bad, so we’d make it easier on those with students loans to handle their debt Then when the economy rebounds and things look better for them, we can return interest rates to pre-relief levels.

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Mourdock’s Campaign Lacks Substance and the Right Direction

I wanted to stay out of this race. I wanted to avoid this stupid primary at all costs. However, my sense of being right all the time got in the way, so I’m writing a post about this race. Let me preface this post first with this, I am 100% confident that Lugar will win the May Senate Primary.  Now let me explain to you why that is with a serious of obvious points.

 

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And the winner is….

Republicans everywhere and probably a majority of Americans that will vote in the November Presidential elections. That is right folks, thanks to the State of Florida we should all be able to call Mitt Romney the GOP nominee for 2012. I know that makes some people mad, but guess what you are in the minority.  This post will consist of 2 rants, the first about how the minority of our party bitches about democracy, and the second about how it makes perfect sense that the GOP nominate Mitt.

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And the winner is….

Republicans everywhere and probably a majority of Americans that will vote in the November Presidential elections. That is right folks, thanks to the State of Florida we should all be able to call Mitt Romney the GOP nominee for 2012. I know that makes some people mad, but guess what you are in the minority.  This post will consist of 2 rants, the first about how the minority of our party bitches about democracy, and the second about how it makes perfect sense that the GOP nominate Mitt.

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And the winner is….

Republicans everywhere and probably a majority of Americans that will vote in the November Presidential elections. That is right folks, thanks to the State of Florida we should all be able to call Mitt Romney the GOP nominee for 2012. I know that makes some people mad, but guess what you are in the minority.  This post will consist of 2 rants, the first about how the minority of our party bitches about democracy, and the second about how it makes perfect sense that the GOP nominate Mitt.

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